New Delhi, Feb 25: The Supreme Court on Wednesday, Feb 25 has asked the Tamil Nadu Government to justify the entry of police into the Madras High Court premises on Feb 19.
It has directed the State govt to assess the damage done to the lawyers' cars and the high court building in the police-lawyers clash and announce compensation for the injured lawyers by Thursday.
The Apex court also condemned the lawyers for going on strike and creating a huge hue and cry inside courtrooms.
However, it has asked the government to respond to it by Thursday, Feb 26.
The violent clash between the police and the advocates in the Madras High Court on February 19 left over 50 lawyers, a judge and several policemen injured.
Meanwhile, the state authorities have agreed on the court's judgement to shift a local police station from the high court premises at the earliest.